Category Archives: Love

When They Want to Decorate… Drink

As the boxes made their way into the house her squeals of excitement escalated. We had promised her that today we would decorate and she did not forget. Yes, decorate. In November. For Christmas. Falalalalalala. Little hands pawed all through the packages that I had so neatly packed away the year before and I could…

More than one Sentence

The paper said “Describe your child’s personality in one sentence to help us to better get to know them.” I says pardon? One sentence? How do I put into words the incredible child that I brought into this world and have watched grow from a tiny infant into the amazing four-year old that she is…

My Lobster

Slam. The door shuts and I walk away. How easy it would be just to ignore him for the rest of the day. Month. Year. How quickly could I shut the door on my emotions, build a wall, close the window on how I feel. Easier said than done I suppose. But those aren’t things I…

No One Wanted To Play With Me

We sat together in the big brown rocking chair, like we always do after school, and talked about her day. Her legs hung over mine, longer than they’ve ever been, reminding me of her growth and the way time flies. Every answer was “I forget” and “I don’t know” unless she was asked a specific…

Why Are You Staring?

I remember sitting cross-legged on the couch and watching TV, in the zone, and feeling eyes on me. Why did she stare at me so much? “WHAT?” “Nothing, I just like looking at you.” Weird, I thought, why did my mother look at me so much, so annoying. Doesn’t she have somewhere else to be?…

I’m THAT Mom

Last week we were invited to a school BBQ, an opportunity to meet the teacher, see the classroom, and mingle with other parents. We received a reminder call the night before, the little voices on the other end reminding us to bring money. I was giddy. You want more money? Ok! Anything! Just let me…

It Ended Perfectly

This weekend I found myself laying on the couch in a boo hoo emotional state after a friend returned home from New York. She had a blast. In a glass. She told me tales of people who had few family obligations, stories of clean houses, talked about wine on patios, and how great it tasted to…

Anniversary Love… Even through the Gulping

I could see him going for a second gulp of his glass and my spine straightened. WHY did he have to drink so loud. Why the gulping? Looking around the room I saw the clothes left by the front door, because where else would you put socks when you come in from outside and your…

Rainy Day Surprise

The rain was coming down in a drizzle and we were enjoying a nice quiet Saturday morning. She had asked if school was today and was disappointed that it was the weekend. She loved school so far and wanted to go everyday. We were expecting my parents for coffee but weren’t ready to get out…